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Discord bans Reddit’s WallStreetBets for hate speech as scrutiny intensifies

Discord has banned the server used by the controversial subreddit r/WallStreetBets for what it says are repeated violations of the company’s hate speech policies. The ban comes as the subreddit’s moderators briefly took the group private, sayi…

Tesla’s Cybertruck is on track for volume production in 2022

On Tesla’s quarterly earnings call, CEO Elon Musk reported its first annual profit and mentioned the company’s highly anticipated pickup. According to Musk, Tesla expects to make a “few deliveries of the Cybertruck in 2021, but volume producti…

Tesla’s ‘transformative’ fourth quarter tops a full year of positive revenue

It’s 2021 and nearly 7 percent of the US workforce is currently idle on account of the pandemic but heck if Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn’t still making money hand over fist. He’s surpassed Jeff Bezos as the richest person on the planet over the pas…

Mark Zuckerberg wants to reduce political content in News Feed

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is thinking about new ways to make political content less visible on its platform, and that the company may make changes to users’ News Feeds to make that happen.The comments came during Facebook’s quarterly earni…

Sling TV price hike adds another $5 per month for new customers

Starting today, new Sling TV customers will pay $35 per month for the company’s Blue and Orange subscriptions, or $50 if they bundle the two plans together. Either way, that’s a $5 hike above the price increase the company announced in late 20…

The redesigned Tesla Model S interior swaps in a steering yoke

Nestled in its latest earnings report, Tesla included images of its upcoming Model S refresh. The renders provide a sneak peek of the vehicle’s interior, showcasing a cockpit that’s more in line with the Model Y and Model 3, and that will also…

Apple reports $111 billion in quarterly revenue, shattering previous record

Many suspected the launch of Apple’s new iPhone 12 series would mean big things for the company’s financials — now we’re getting our first look at just how true that was. In its just-released Q1 2021 earnings, Apple reported raking in a total of $111…

Facebook predicts ‘uncertainty’ in 2021, blames upcoming iOS 14 update

Facebook’s business has boomed during the coronavirus pandemic, but 2021 might prove more difficult. The company cautioned in its latest earnings report that new privacy features in Apple’s iOS 14 update could contribute to a slowdown in adver…

Amazon’s motorized Echo Show 10 goes on sale February 25th

Back at its fall hardware event last year, Amazon announced the Echo Show 10. And now it finally has a release date. You’ll be able to pick the company’s latest smart display on February 25th for $250. In case you need a refresher, the Echo Sh…

US arrests far-right Twitter troll for 2016 election interference

In a case that could set a precedent for how the US handles election-related misinformation moving forward, the Justice Department announced the arrest of infamous far-right troll Douglass Mackey on Wednesday. Better known by his online handle…